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Full-Size Easy Rougher

Item #149926
$129.99
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4.5

(20 reviews)

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Product Information:

The beauty of these revolutionary new turning tools is not really the hefty, 15" brightly finished maple handles, but the uniquely designed carbide cutters. Say goodbye to sharpening as these cutters, which add up to 20 additional hours of turning from each of the four-sides, are replaceable once dulled. Secondly, the cutter’s designed so that you don’t have to 'find the bevel' when turning. Simply advance the tool slowly into the work piece and begin cutting straight in, or sweep the cutter from left to right, or right to left. The Full-Size Easy Rougher hogs material off effortlessly by transferring cutting pressure directly to the tool rest and comes with the standard R4, 4" radius cutter for roughing larger pieces. Optional cutters include an R2, 2" radius used for finishing inside bowls under 8" in diameter and a square head cutter for roughing and creating square inside corners.


  • Hogs material off effortlessly by transferring cutting pressure directly to the tool rest
  • Comes with the standard R4, 4" radius cutter for roughing larger pieces
  • Uniquely designed carbide cutters
  • Easy grip handle
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    4.7

    (based on 20 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Well built / quality (18)
    • Effective (17)
    • Versatile (5)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large projects (14)
    • Small projects (10)
    • Gifts (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (14), Professional (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (17), Business (2)

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    5.0

    Full size is very big...

    By  Packer turner

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    If you are like me and purchased without reading deminsions, you will be surprised at the size of these tools. I kicked the purchase around for weeks because of the price. Well, the bottom line is you get everything you paid for and more. Exceptional tools.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    SWWEEEETTT!!!!!!!

    By  Koa kid maui

    from hawaii

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    the level of quality is suprizingly good

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Great tool

    By  Plee

    from Panama City, Fl

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    Great roughing tool, makes roughing an easy and quick task.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Eats wood like no other tool I've used.

    By  Bernie

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    Eats wood like no other tool. Highly recommend

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Ci! Easy Rougher w? Easy Grip Handle

    By  woodturner

    from Visalia, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    This is an easy-to-use wood turning tool. It is very forgiving and a good choice for beginners as well as advanced turners. However, it is not necessary a substitute for the 1/2-inch bowl gouge, but a close second. Great tool!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Stand-in for Many Other Lathe Tools

    By  SOLTC

    from Hicksville, NY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    I've made many projects with my 2-year old lathe. However, I'd never done a deep hollowing job. My latest project - a wine bottle holder-requires a 4.5 " cavity for a 1.5 liter bottle. I saw Tim Yoder and Tommy McDonald use Easy Wood tools on their shows and realized that this was the tool I needed. The Ci1 Rougher cut through the Hard Maple quickly. The learning curve was about 15 minutes.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great tool for heavy use

    By  The mad hatmaker

    from Indiana

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    I bought one, went straight to the shop, and fell in love with it on the first cut. Then I went home, my wife saw the price tag and said, You've got to get a new hobby." Now I just buy the cutters and make my own shafts from 1/2' or 3/8" stainless or plated key stock and I turn my own handles. Cost is well under [$]. The trick is to grind the bed for the cutter absolutely flat and to get the bevel on the end to match the bevel of the cutter. I round the bottom of the shaft a little more than Easy-wood does. This lets me work in tighter corners and does not catch as often. This is not only a great rougher, but you can get a fine finish by using it as a shear scraper. Great product!

     
    5.0

    Big, Beautiful Roughing Tool

    By  JAM

    from Yucaipa, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Safe To Use
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    I was building a large stair case with a considerable number of Newels and Balusters using a pattern duplicator. I quickly realized just how painfully slow this can be. So I started roughing the spindles out first with a HSS skew chisel and gouge. This worked pretty good except the beech I was using dulled the tools quickly and it was very easy to catch the work. So out of desperation I decided to give this bad boy a try. It looks expensive on the web site because you don't really get a feel of what you are getting. This thing is huge with a nice long handle (about the length of your forearm) that gives you plenty of leverage. The bit holder is 1/2" sqr steel which gives plenty of rigidity to reach in 3-4" from the tool rest without causing any problems. It now only takes me a few minutes to bring my stock down to round with out any catches or torn wood. I loved it so much in fact that I immediately ordered the mini-finisher & detailer(They are cheaper and I figured I didn't need the extra reach provide by the bigger tool). These feel a lot safer when I'm finishing up my beads and coves. It is just to easy to screw up a spindle bead with an inadvertent catch with a skew chisel. As far as surface finish goes they do a pretty good job. While not as polished as a properly sharpened skew chisel, the surface is clean with no tear outs and can be easily sanded smooth. To be honest, I had to sand the Skew Chisel work also so it isn't a big deal. As long as there are now tear outs or catches sanding only takes a quick pass and your done. It is fixing those other problems that can take a lot of time. So, unless you are a skew chisel purest, I think anyone will love these tools. The carbide tips hold up for a long time and the tools give you great control of your turning. They look expensive initially but you really do get a lot of tool for the money.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    remove wood fast

    By  dave

    from Hinton, Ia

    About Me

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    If you are serious about removing wood this is the tool to get. It is a heavy duty tool that feels like to will last forever. Stays sharp too!! In fact, I have cut several bowls with it and have not even turned the cutting blade yet. This type of tool is a little spendly, but it is so easy to use that it is worth it.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Tool - does what it says!

    By  Chuc, retired Architect

    from Westminster, CO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Revolution turning tool
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Want more but

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Full-Size Easy Rougher :

    I have used it to turn large bowls and small tops. I want the other tools but can't afford them yet. Soon I hope.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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